By Sean Lynch
After much speculation, Game officially announced he had in fact signed to Cash Money Records via his Twitter account this weekend. The Compton rapper entered a brief free-agency period after his five-album deal with Interscope Records expired following the 2012 release of, Jesus Piece.
With his contractual obligations served, all signs pointed the 33-year old rapper in the direction of YMCMB. Details surrounding the deal are minimal at the moment. The only real confirmation is an exchange of 40 characters between Game and Cash Money CEO, Brian “Birdman” Williams. “S/O 2MY@thegame Westcoast makit Official.RICHGANG.YMCMBusine$$,” tweeted Williams. Game’s response was a simple warning for the quote-unquote opposition,” @BIRDMAN5STAR time to close the door on these (expletive) !!!! R$CHGANG.”
You may remember Birdman’s foreshadowing on “Freedom,” the intro track for Jesus Piece. “Look, I know this the last one after this it’s straight Cash Money, my n—-. So, it’s YMCMB, wild life my n—-, let’s get it poppin’,” stated Williams. This move was premeditated and weighed on the rapper for some years. Back in 2011 Game rapped, “Could that be the reason that Baby said he would pay me more. But I still owe Jimmy one more album.” Now nearly two years later, Game is ready to call Cash Money his home.
Young Money/Cash Money has made some questionable signings in recent times with the likes of Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit), Paris Hilton and even teen sensation, Austin Mahone. It will certainly be interesting to see how Game fits in a roster which is already bolstered by Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Ace Hood, Busta Rhymes among others.
Game’s latest mixtape offering ‘OKE (Operation Kill Everything)’ dropped last week, with features from Chris Brown, Juicy J, Diddy, Nipsey Hussle, Ty Dolla $ign, Problem and Too $hort.